A Question about Lust?
I know believers are told not to lust.
But how is attraction possible..without lusting?
- YodaLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
Lust is a natural reaction.
It is not lust which is vilified; rather, it is psychological reaction to lust which is castigated.
When you form desire psychologically based upon memories of feelings of lust, this creates wanting, which is vanity.
It is ironic today that many Christians are ignorant about this. They hate lust but do not bat an eye lid about imagining the future. Wanting is scheming to get something motivated by x, y, or z. What is said to be sinful is scheming to get your neighbours wife due to thoughts arising from lust. It is not a sin to lust as these lust arises subconsciously.
- DougLv 71 month ago
Lust has primarily, a purely shallow, selfish motivation, with little or no concern for the other person. Love needs not be part of the "lust" equation, at all. Love is desiring the "highest good" for another, even if a certain amount of discipline, self-sacrifice and self control is required. Love, essentially satisfies all of God's Commandments. Lust doesn't.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Attraction helps you appreciate beauty.
Lust makes you wish you were in bed with someone.
- Anonymous1 month ago
That seems very evil.
Real beauty is being friendly. Not going after devil wanting things. Lust and sex Not needed at all!
Parents and children have LOVE without LUST.
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- ScarecrowLv 61 month ago
Desire does not have to be lustful. Lust has to do with sexual activity. You can look at a person of the opposite sex and find them desirable without lusting after them.
- username_hiddenLv 71 month ago
Attraction is an instinct, lust is an action. If you see someone and think 'they look good', that is attraction. If you stare at that person's most attractive parts and fantasise about using their body for your pleasure, when you have no right to to do so, that is lust.
A pure love would be wanting to serve another person and give yourself to them. An imperfect love would be wanting to possess another person for self-centred reasons.
- MistyLv 71 month ago
Attraction is good, and necessary.
Lust is looking at another person as an object to be used in your fantasies, as a means of sexual satisfaction.
If you are attracted to someone, see that as normal, but don't allow your mind to dwell on sexual fantasies regarding that person.
- BreakthroughLv 61 month ago
Its possible - I've lusted before and I've liked people without lusting after them - when its not lust - its a romantic thing and emotional thing and mental thing and not a bodily thing
- 1 month ago
Lust is objectification of another person. Attraction is not.